Dress to Impress: The Best of Red Carpet Fashion for Autumn/Winter 2012

Many celebrities have had the past month absolutely booked with special occasions deserving the finest of fashion. From film premiers, to birthday galas, award shows to Fashion Week, September has been a smorgasbord of A-list style. All eyes are on the red carpet, as some celebs are spotted sporting girly glamour with a short prom dress, where others are opting for a nouveau gothic flair with a dark floor length gown. The High Street is on the eveningwear trend as well, with shops like New Look featuring everything from the playful short prom dress to embellished, full-length frocks. Celebs on the red carpet have shown us that a short prom dress isn’t just for the school dance. So what are the biggest celebrity fashion trends for the coming season? Here are a few favorites:

Baroque Styling

They say the devil is in the details, but never have details been more exquisite than this season. Metallic embellishments, antique prints in black and gold, lavish fabrics and brocade all characterise this decadent trend recently revived by Dolce & Gabanna. Stars as diverse as Lady Gaga, Kate Moss and Selena Gomez have all been snapped sporting Baroque inspired opulence as part of their evening wear.

Sheer Details

Mesh and lace have been a big hit from the catwalk to the red carpet. Revealing lacy panels, sheer sleeves and peek-a-boo styles can be a subtly sexy feature on an otherwise demure dress. Anne Hathaway certainly turned some heads when she arrived at the New York City Ballet Gala inthis sheer, flowing, floral gown by Valentino. At once modest and risqué, Miss Hathaway’s dress was perfectly on trend. Feminine florals in muted, autumnal tones made her dress the ideal choice for a Sepetmber celebrity gathering.

The Peplum

It seems this ladylike silhouette is here to stay. Curvy celebs like Kim Kardashian and Kelly Brook have embraced this style to compliment their stunning figures. A universally flattering look for tops, skirts and dresses alike, the peplum goes from red carpet glamour to smart casual with ease.

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Coral Strapless Peplum Mini Dress, £15 from New Look

Luxe Leather

The fabric of choice for fall, leather has even found its way onto the red carpet this season. Structured leather dresses are giving a subtle fetish-like flair to conventional eveningwear. Up and coming stars like Cody Horn as well as Hollywood mainstays like Mena Suvari and Rihanna are all looking lovely in leather.

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